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United Nations International School, Hanoi
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
"When asked simple questions about global trends--what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school--we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers"--Jacket flap.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow by
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Explains the two systems that drive the way we think; system one is fast, intuitive, and emotional, and system two is slower, deliberative, and logical and discusses how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The Wisdom of Crowds by
Publication Date: 2005-08-16
In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant--better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.
The Story of Stuff : the Impact on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-- and How We Can Make It Better by Leonard, Annie.
The Story of Stuff by
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
Annie Leonard explains how the stuff people use every day is destroying the world, describing the waste and environmental damage that is created by the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of material objects; and offers steps that can be taken to saving one's health, communities, and the planet.
Nudge by Richard H. Thaler; Cass R. Sunstein
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
The authors examines the decisions that people as a whole make regarding their finances and health, and offer suggestions on how to make it easier for people to make more beneficial choices.
The Time Paradox : The New Psychology of Time that will Change Your Life by Zimbardo, Philip G.
The Time Paradox by
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
Reveals how your individual time perspective shapes your life, which is also shaped by the world around you, and interacts to create national cultures, economics, and personal destinies.
The World is Flat : a Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Friedman, Thomas L.
The World Is Flat by
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
Contains an overview of the global political and economic change since the turn of the twenty-first century, discussing the rapid developments in technologies that has allowed India and China to become part of a growing supply chain of manufacturing impacting global markets.
Megachange : the World in 2050 by Daniel Franklin with John Andrews.
Megachange : the world in 2050 by
Publication Date: 2012
Spin-free Economics : a No-nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates by Nariman Behravesh
Spin-Free Economics by
Publication Date: 2008-11-11
Discusses how economic issues affect businesses and individuals, analyzes myths about the effects of immigration, unemployment, regulation, productivity, education, and health care, and covers the implications of Asia as an emerging power, solutions to global poverty, and various problems associated with partisan politics.
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition by Dan Ariely
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition by
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Shares scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that explain the forces that influence daily decisions, leading people to consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate, and offers insights designed to help people stop making the same mistakes over and over again.
The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness by Todd Rose
The End of Average by
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
"...Draws on the latest research to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group findings or averages, we can rethink the world and everyone's potential in it. By understanding the three 'principles of individuality'--the principle of the jagged profile, the principle of context, and the principle of pathways--we can avoid setting ourselves and those we are tasked with helping succeed (our children, students, employees) up for repeated failure and instead find the right path for success"--Provided by publisher.
The Debate about Globalization by Nathaniel Harris.
The Debate about Globalization by
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Provides opposing viewpoints on globalization, discussing the political, cultural, technological, and economical aspects of a global economy.
The New Human Rights Movement : Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression by Peter Joseph
The New Human Rights Movement by
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world's largest grassroots social movement--The Zeitgeist Movement--draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the 21st century. Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable. The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed. Will you join the movement?